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The Infiltrator: The True Story of One Man Against the Biggest Drug Cartel in History Paperback – Illustrated, June 21, 2016
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About the Author
He is court-certified in both the U.S. and Canada as an expert in money laundering. Mr. Mazur has been a significant contributor to news and media outlets, including the New York Times, PBS, ABC and NBC.
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As an undercover agent for the U.S. Customs Service, Robert Mazur conducted a remarkably successful money laundering investigation. It led to a well-publicized bust involving Colombian drug traffickers and complicit bankers, including an international banking giant BCCI. This bank was appropriately nicknamed "Bank of Crooks and Criminals International" by Robert Gates when he was acting as the CIA's Deputy Director. BCCI openly catered to numerous organized crime outfits such as drug traffickers, arms dealers, warlords, etc. This bank was able to conduct such flagrant activity due to their numerous political connections, which they gained by offering sweetheart loans to government officials as soft bribes. In addition, BCCI essentially served as a slush fund for intelligence agencies to pay various criminal organizations for their covert operations.
The film comes up short by only touching upon this issue, but Mazur's book goes into great detail about this vast corruption. He explains that numerous U.S. banking giants openly pursue this drug money and that the Federal Reserve turns a blind eye to this activity. He also exposed the numerous bureaucratic obstacles that impeded him from fully investigating his cast. The DEA blocked him from pursuing our allies in Panama and Customs barred him from digging further into the CIA's links to BCCI. Also, the investigation was cut short to land a splashy headline in the newspapers.
Long story short, the U.S. government has numerous links with organized crime outfits and Mazur does a masterful job of explaining the reasons and circumstances behind this corruption.
Great story. VERY well and truthfully told. Great events occur because of the leadership of singular great men and women. Mazur is the guy who did this. Everyone else was just window dressing without him.
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This exposure to the whole money laundering industry is spell binding with the reader left doubting the entire banking system's honesty and integrity.
Unlike others' comments about this book, I did not mind, at all, Bob's infrequent references to his family. Doing so only serves motivate the reader to ask 'How were his family really affected by his three year commitment'?
Bravo Mr. Mazur for having undertaken the task and bravo again for relating the account of how it was done.